The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 19 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.95% 0.57% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 4.76% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -19.61%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 12.07% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 13
Average daily rate £363 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the Midlands region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the Midlands region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP.

1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) SCADA
1 2 (50.00%) Multicast
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) i5/OS
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) LPAR
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) AS400 Operator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) SCADA
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) LPAR
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (25.00%) i5/OS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CCA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix